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Title: Solar collector with altitude tracking

Abstract

A device is provided for turning a solar collector about an east-west horizontal axis so that the collector is tilted toward the sun as the EWV altitude of the sun varies each day. It includes one or more heat responsive elements and a shading means aligned so that within a range of EWV altitudes of the sun during daylight hours the shading means shades the element or elements while during the rest of the daylight hours the elements or elements are heated by the sun to assume heated, stable states. Mechanical linkage between the collector and the element is responsive to the states of the element or elements to tilt the collector in accordance with variations in the EWV altitude of the sun.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Chicago, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862908
Patent Number(s):
4044752
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F24 - HEATING F24S - SOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
solar; collector; altitude; tracking; device; provided; east-west; horizontal; axis; tilted; sun; ewv; varies; heat; responsive; elements; shading; means; aligned; range; altitudes; daylight; hours; shades; element; heated; assume; stable; mechanical; linkage; tilt; accordance; variations; solar collector; mechanical linkage; horizontal axis; responsive element; /126/60/

Citation Formats

Barak, Amitzur Z. Solar collector with altitude tracking. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Barak, Amitzur Z. Solar collector with altitude tracking. United States.
Barak, Amitzur Z. Sat . "Solar collector with altitude tracking". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862908.
@article{osti_862908,
title = {Solar collector with altitude tracking},
author = {Barak, Amitzur Z},
abstractNote = {A device is provided for turning a solar collector about an east-west horizontal axis so that the collector is tilted toward the sun as the EWV altitude of the sun varies each day. It includes one or more heat responsive elements and a shading means aligned so that within a range of EWV altitudes of the sun during daylight hours the shading means shades the element or elements while during the rest of the daylight hours the elements or elements are heated by the sun to assume heated, stable states. Mechanical linkage between the collector and the element is responsive to the states of the element or elements to tilt the collector in accordance with variations in the EWV altitude of the sun.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1977},
month = {1}
}

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